Originally Posted by LMka
Guys, please give me a small advice. I have an Earsonics SM64 and I am considering 1964 Ears V6s universal during black friday sale. I can sell my SM64 for about 310 dollars. and get V6s universal for 560 dollars with a discount. It is about 250 dollars difference - does it worth it? I am really hesitant about this upgrade,
Last year on BF I odered the V6-Stage as an upgrade from my SM64. TBH, I was fairly nervous about spending that much and then not liking the sound signature - so I went with a universal.
Bottom line is if you appreciate the SM64 you'll likely find the V6-Stage a very worthwhile upgrade!
A bit more sub-bass, mids a bit more forward, and better extension on the highs. Like the SM64 everything works together excellently for a very cohesive and coherent presentation (something I really appreciated about the SM64).
Oh, and the with the V6-Stage add in much more detail and clarity across the entire frequency range. I was surprised and impressed by the gain in detail. This level of detail make instrument placement and separation spot on. It's pretty easy to understand why these are popular with stage musicians.
The soundstage is a bit taller and deeper, and just about as wide as the SM64 which also helps to improve realism and overall presentation.
For the tightest, cleanest bass you'll want to use a source/amp with low output impedance (1 Ohm or less, is best), if you can.
Let me know if you have more questions.